735 N Warren Road
Huntington, IN 46750
Office hours: M-F, 6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (may vary, call ahead)
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USACE Recreation J. Edward Roush 2019 Lake Report
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Locks & Dams
Located on the Wabash River in eastern Huntington County, J. Edward Roush Lake and Fish and Wildlife area offer outstanding boating, hunting, fishing, camping, and other outdoor recreation activities. The lake is located 3 miles southeast of Huntington, Ind., 20 miles southwest of Fort Wayne, and is about a 100-mile drive from Indianapolis. J. Edward Roush Lake operates primarily as flood control. It works in conjunction with Salamonie and Mississinewa lakes to control the Upper Wabash River Basin. Originally called Huntington Lake, the dam and lake were renamed to honor retired representative J. Edward Roush, who was instrumental in obtaining funding for the lake.
Formerly known as Huntington Lake, J. Edward Roush Lake was authorized under the Flood Control Act of 1958. The Louisville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers designed, built, and operated the project until 2020. Today the Chicago District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operate the dam to reduce downstream flooding.
The primary purpose of the project is to provide flood management in the upper Wabash River Basin. The lake controls runoff from a drainage area of 707 square miles. The areas most benefited from the lake include the cities of Wabash, Peru, and Logansport, Indiana, and about 60,000 acres of agricultural land and related development. The lake also operates for recreation and fish and wildlife activities.
Winter Pool Elevation: 737
Summer Pool Elevation: 749
Spillway Crest Elevation: 798
Drainage Area: 721
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